Tag: Submariners

July 3, 2019

Remembering Capt. Pete Tzomes

A note from the editor: Capt. C.A. 'Pete' Tzomes - the first African American to command a nuclear-powered submarine - died at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, June 13. He was 74. He was the first of the "Centennial Seven," who were the only seven African American men to command submarines during the first 100 years of the

March 28, 2017

Leaders of the Deep: Top WWII Submariners and their Submarines

World War II saw great advancement in U.S. submarine technology and tactics as well as impressive leadership. Unfortunately, battle success stories were often kept from the public due to the necessarily stealthy nature of the service. However, the Joint Army-Navy Assessment Committee (JANAC) and surviving WWII submariners have recognized a few top